- Tuesday 14 Jul 2020
Rochedale's Top Schools
Choosing a school for your child is one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make as a parent. Brisbane has such a vast educational landscape with so many good schools. It can be overwhelming. Have you picked the right one? How will you know?
Luckily, we’ve got you covered. We’ve asked around and have come up with a list of the best local schools.
Rochedale State School
Rochedale State School is an exceptional school community where they work together to realise the motto – “Always Our Best”.
Rochedale was officially opened in 1931 to serve the southern edge of Brisbane City and today the current enrolment exceeds 1010 students from Prep to Year 6. As an Independent Public School, Rochedale continues to explore innovations in learning to ensure the best outcomes for all students.
Rochedale State School is committed to the learning development of the whole student, preparing students to be active and responsible global citizens with an inquiring mind. The school curriculum focuses on the National Curriculum with Chinese and French being the languages other than English. The IB learning framework aims to link classroom programs to real world learning opportunities and encourages students to take action in response to what they have learned. Students have the opportunity to be involved in numerous extra curricular activities including: instrumental music, choirs, interschool sport, swimming club, basketball club, netball club, music acting and dance squad and opti minds.
Rochedale State School is focused on providing an inclusive, tolerant, caring, safe, creative, challenging and fun environment where all students can grow and learn. The teachers and staff are experienced and dedicated professionals who are committed to helping every child reach their full potential.
Rochedale State High School
Rochedale State High School has a proud and strong academic, sporting and cultural history that is built around the philosophy that each student possesses a unique set of characteristics, talents and abilities.
The school motto of “Performers for Every Stage, Talents in Every Field”, captures the school’s intention to recognise and harness the individual‘s strengths and talents and to shape meaningful futures for every student. To achieve this, the school maintains in a focus on quality relationship. Respect for all members of the community and a sense of community is a strong feature of the school. Relationships are based on the notion of mutual respect and complement the development of the individual. High standards permeate the school culture, standards of dress and appearance, attendance, behaviour and work ethic contribute to each student's development and achievement. Personal Excellence is encouraged. Integrity, doing the right thing when no one is watching, is explicit in school daily life.
Strategically, the school has responded to the needs of the community by developing excellence signature programs - STEM, RAS (Rochedale Academy of Sport), APEX (Academy of Arts Excellence). A unique aspect of the school is the Agriculture program based around the school farm. The Trade Training Centre offers industry standard courses for trades. The school has a strong Bring Your Own Device program.
Redeemer Lutheran College
A co-educational P-12 school of the Lutheran Church of Australia, Redeemer offers a holistic education with clear expression of the Christian faith in which all College relationships and practices are shaped and informed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastoral care of students and families is a distinctive feature of the College's ethos and many parents refer to RLC as “the caring school”.
A chaplaincy and counselling team provides valuable support. As students progress through Redeemer they are encouraged to be actively involved in the worship life of the school. They are also given opportunities to be involved in service activities and to develop their social conscience.
The co-curricular program is extensive and is further evidence of Redeemer's holistic approach providing opportunities for students to develop academically, socially, spiritually, physically and creatively. Students are encouraged to compete in a range of team sports and carnivals. Students with an interest in music have a choice of medal-winning ensembles as part of the co-curricular music program and a chance to continue Redeemer's fine history of regional eisteddfod successes. Students may also choose to participate in the biennial college musical. QDU and QDU Round Robin debating appeals to many students and clubs such as drama, chess, photography, amnesty, art and Christian dance provide opportunities for students to develop their creative interests.
Redeemer works in partnership with parents to equip young people and to help them to develop to their potential, so that they will take their place as active members of their community, serving God and their fellow beings in all that they do.
Whether you use this short list as a guide or choose one of the many other schools Brisbane has to offer, there’s certainly plenty of options to suit every family in this city. To make your ultimate choice you will want to consider your families needs and budget, as well as the individual needs of your child.